I haven’t mentioned it yet, but I have been using Windows Live Writer for a while now to do my blog posts, and I must say, I am VERY impressed. Even better, I now have an extension for Firefox (Live Writerfox) that lets me post directly from my web browser using Live Writer. It’s a pretty nifty setup…there was no configuration to be done, it just works.
There are also plugins for Live Writer that will let you use pictures from your Flickr photostream, insert Technorati tags. and other such functions. Live Writer also supports most (if not all) of the major blog engines, including WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, and LiveJournal. Give it a try…it may be a beta product, but I have yet to find any serious bugs.